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tyc-2012-hunger-strikeNew Delhi, September 19 - Despite the termination notice from the Delhi police yesterday, the Tibetan fast till death goes on in solidarity and support with the people inside Tibet.

Following a medical checkup by the Delhi police, the three Tibetan hunger strikers are noticed to terminate the indefinite hunger strike. However, the three Tibetans; Dhondup Lhador, vice president, Penpa Tsering, Organisational Secretary, and Jigme Sholpa, Cultural Secretary of the largest pro Tibetan independence organization TYC (Tibetan Youth Congress) are in high determination to die for Tibet by fasting until the UNO intervenes the ongoing critical situation inside Tibet.

"We are afraid that Indian police might terminate the fast at any time," Sonam Palzom, a TYC staff who is at the indefinite hunger strike in Delhi said.

"The health of the three hunger strikers is deteriorating day by day as they even don't drink juice, only plain water," Sonam added.

According to medical checkup, the health of the vice president is in a more deteriorating than the other two.

The three Tibetans began their indefinite fast on September 3 and after 17 days, they are still determined to carry on. "This time, TYC will not end the fast until UNO intervenes the wave of self-immolations inside Tibet," a Tibetan at the fast venue said.

This is the second time in a year that TYC is holding the indefinite hunger strike seeking UNO's help to address the grievances of Tibetans inside Tibet.

The hunger strike in front of the United Nations headquarters in New York ended last March on the 30th day of their fast, after the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights promised to take up their demands about assigning special rapporteurs to look into the ongoing crisis inside Tibet.

"UNO's promise in March to do something for Tibet has proved nothing but a lip service," a Tibetan activist said, signaling that Tibetans might hold a mass indefinite hunger strike sooner than later.

"Tibetans inside Tibet are setting themselves aflame, and its high time for us (Tibetans in exile) to organize indefinite mass hunger strikers in order to get international help and attention," the activist said.

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